Tips for Moving House During the Christmas Period

As furniture removalists, we understand that moving home can easily become a complicated and stressful task. As much as we all like to put our feet up during the holiday season, you do not always have the option of choosing when your move is taking place. If your move is planned for the Christmas period, you are likely concerned about your move interfering with your Christmas celebrations. Time, organisation and expenses are all a concern during Christmas time – and also happen to be some of the main concerns people come across during a home removal. If you are spending your Christmas holidays moving home, here is some advice from our team at Total Care Movers & Storage on how to minimise the stress.

Budget
A common concern for people coming to the end of the year is Christmas – and the expenses that come with that. Moving home can be a concern for many people for the same reason, so if you need to move during the holidays, planning your budget early is key. Removal companies often experience a “peak” during this time of the year, with lower availability, which can come with a cost. The more time you spend planning and budgeting, the better!

Confirm a Date – Early!
For many of us, Christmas is absolutely the busiest time of the year. December – January is also the busiest time of the year for furniture removalists with business and Government relocations, and of course, with everyone having holidays then, slots begin to fill quite quickly. We advise that you confirm a move date as soon as you can, so you can relay this information to your chosen removalist and lock in your preferred date as soon as possible. Once you have locked in a date, you will be able to organise the other details of your move, meaning the sooner the better!

Decide on a Removalist
Christmas is the busiest time for all of us – including removalists. Choosing the right removalist during the Christmas period will ensure that your move is hassle-free. Research all of your options and make sure your chosen removalist can service all of your needs.  At Total Care Movers & Storage we offer a range of services to ensure that your removal in December runs smoothly.

Arrange your Utilities and Change your Address
One of the many things that need to be organised before your move is the transfer of your utilities to your new home. Nothing would be worse than moving into your new home during the busiest time of the year without any of your usual utilities. Changing your address and redirecting your mail is also something that needs to be done, which can be time consuming.  It is recommended that you do this as early as possible to ensure your move day is stress-free. 

Pack Early 
When moving house, the sooner you start your packing the better. Every bit of packing you do beforehand will be less work for you to do on the day of the move. Start packing the rooms and items that are used less, so you do not pack away any items that you will need. As you are almost finished your packing, put your essentials into an overnight bag for easy access during the process of your move. If you can have all of your packing done early, it gives you more time to spend organising the other important details of your move.

Do Online Christmas Shopping
If your move falls closer to Christmas than you would like, and you’re running low on time because you are organising the details, online shopping is your friend! Moving to a new house is no easy task and can be very time consuming. Shopping online does not require you to leave your home, and an added bonus is that you are able to price check and find the best deal for the items you want!

Make Plans for Christmas Day
When moving during the Christmas period, there is no doubt that you are concerned about how you and your family are going to spend Christmas. The good news is, that if you are going to be unable to use your new home on Christmas Day, that good planning will save your Christmas. If necessary, make arrangements with friends and family to spend Christmas Day at their house. If you plan accordingly, your move will not interfere with your family’s Christmas spirit.  At Total Care Movers & Storage, we appreciate that moving home can be a stressful experience. Moving in December is a concern for many people, but with our Christmas moving tips and proper planning, it does not need to cause you stress. If you plan accordingly, your move in December will be a breeze. Also consider hiring a removalist to pack and move your furniture for you for your peace of mind.

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